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Guildford Castle

Guildford

Type:Castle / Fort

C/O Guildford Museum, Castle Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3TU

Tel: +44 (0)1483 444751

Guildford Castle

About

Visit Guildford Castle and head to the top of the Great Tower for a 360 degree panoramic view of Guildford and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

In 2003 - 2004 the Great Tower was conserved and the original crenulations and other features were discovered. A roof and floor were re-instated at first floor level, which has made the building more accessible to visitors.

The Tower contains a model of the original castle circa 1300, and interpretation panels tracing its history to the present day. There is a visitor platform on the roof offering panoramic views of Guildford. There is a small gift shop on the ground floor of the castle.

Please note the castle is open April to September every day from 10am – 5pm, final admission 16.30. It is open at weekends in March and October and autumn half term 10am until 15.30.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per ticket
Child/Students£1.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement - By prior arrangement
  • Guided tours by arrangement

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 00:40
  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 10

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Turn right off the lower end of the High Street into Quarry Street. Continue for approximately 100m before turning left into Castle Street. The Castle is 100m on your right. Alternatively, walk through Tunsgate Arch opposite the Guildhall in the High Street. The castle grounds are at the end of Tunsgate.

Public Transport Directions

Guildford Castle is ten minutes walk from the railway station and five minutes walk from the bus station.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00*
2019 (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*
2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* (plus OCT HALF TERM) 11:00 - 17:00.
Closed NOV - FEB

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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